Kürzlich wurde die SCM 2.5 Beta über das Beta Portal Connect als Download zur Verfügung gestellt. Zusätzlich zu den bekannten Funktionen aus früheren Versionen enthält der SCM 2.5 neue Security Baselines für den Exchange Server (2007 und 2010) und aktualisierte Security Baselines für Client Produkte (Windows 7 SP1, Office 2010 SP1, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3, Internet Explorer 8) als Beta (!).

KeyFeatures in SCM 2.5 include:

  • Integration with the System Center 2012 IT GRC Process Pack for Service Manager-Beta:Product baseline configurations are integrated into the IT GRC Process Pack to provide oversight and reporting of your compliance activities. Learn more about this solution at https://connect.microsoft.com/site715/content/content.aspx?ContentID=27091.
  • Gold master support: Import and take advantage of your existing Group Policy or create a snapshot of a reference machine to kick-start your project.
  • Configure stand-alone machines: Deploy your configurations to non-domain joined computers using the new GPO Pack feature.
  • Updated security guidance: Take advantage of the deep security expertise and best practices in the updated security guides, and the attack surface reference workbooks to help reduce the security risks that you consider to be the most important.
  • Compare against industry best practices: Analyze your configurations against prebuilt baselines for the latest Windows client and server operating systems.

SCM2 tool released in September 2011 with a full complement of Microsoft product baselines, including Windows Internet Explorer 9, Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Server 2008 SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP2. As well as new features such as GPO import, baseline setting customization, Local GPO functionality, enhanced UI and improved installation with SQL Server 2005 and later releases of SQL Server.

To learn more about the Security Compliance Manager tool, visit the TechNet Library page on Microsoft.com.

Next Steps

Download Instructions

Download SCM 2.5 Beta 2 from Microsoft Connect at https://connect.microsoft.com/site715/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=40885